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November 2, 2021

New green bell pepper production is starting in Florida and Coachella, California. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California’s coastal area of Hollister is winding down
  • The Coachella region is underway
    • Volume is moderate
    • All sizes are available; extra-large stocks are snug
    • Quality is good
  • Cool autumn weather is impeding growth in Georgia; supplies are expected to run through November
    • Overall quality is good
    • The South Florida crown pick harvest has begun; large sizes are most plentiful
  • Mexico’s Sonora region (crossing in Nogales, Arizona) is expected to start production in mid-November; the Culiacan region will begin begin shipping in late November
  • Prices are expected to remain firm until the Mexican season starts

Red Bells

  • California is currently the main growing region for North America; expect the transition from central/coastal regions to Coachella during the latter part of November
    • Cool weather and previous rain is reducing plant yields/size
    • Quality is good
  • Sonora, Mexico is expected to start in mid-December barring any severe weather; Culiacan region will being late December
  • East Coast volume is low
  • Reduced seasonal sunlight is quickly ending greenhouse production in Canada
  • Prices are expected to remain elevated over the next two to three weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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